Countering disablism: An alternative universal income support system based on egalitarianism
Mays, Jennifer (2016) Countering disablism: An alternative universal income support system based on egalitarianism. Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 18(2), pp. 106-117.
The long-term vision of economic security and social participation for people with a disability held by disability activists and policy-makers has not been realised on a global scale. This is despite the implementation of various poverty alleviation initiatives by international and national governments. Indeed within advanced Western liberal democracies, the inequalities and poverty gaps have widened rather than closed. This article is based on findings from a historical-comparative policy and discourse analysis of disability income support system in Australia and the Basic Income model. The findings suggest that a model such as Basic Income, grounded in principles of social citizenship, goes some way to maintaining an adequate level of subsistence for people with a disability. The article concludes by presenting some challenges and a commitment to transforming income support policy.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||Disability policy, poverty, disability pension, economic security, universal income support, neoliberalism, historical policy analysis, comparative policy analysis|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Social Policy (160512)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIAL WORK (160700)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2015 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||The Version of Record of this manuscript has been published
and is available in Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research, 14 January 2015, http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/15017419.2014.995218
|Deposited On:||15 Oct 2015 05:06|
|Last Modified:||21 Jul 2016 20:48|
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